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And Then There's Hellboy

For all his Angst, Batman is your standard-issue hero--a zillionaire do-gooder using his resources to save the world, like Bill Gates with muscles and a cape...

Isokazu Kubota

Correction Appended: March 25, 2008 BATMAN In the past, a katana, a Japanese sword, was a samurai's soul. The warriors may be long gone, but the samurai...

On the Road with Pakistan's New Hero

Heroes come with chariots. James Bond had his Aston Martin, Batman had the Batmobile. Iftikhar Mohammed Chaudhry rides in a rattletrap 1994 Mitsubishi Pajero...

Does Mad Need a Museum?

In The Great Comic Book Heroes — a greatly comic and, in its way, heroic book — Jules Feiffer describes the odd spectacle of middle-aged men "who continue to be...

Change Agent: Long Tail's Tribe

In the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles last February, some of the biggest hotshots in Hollywood sat in rapt attention. Legendary music producer Quincy...

Q&A Michael Caine

As a paternal butler in Batman Begins and Nicole Kidman's pop in Bewitched, Michael Caine is summer cinema's father figure. Did your Cockney roots prepare you to...

What Took Him So Long?

His Oprah acrobatics. Her Scientology dabbling. Their dueling summer films. After a two-month courtship with all the requisite A-lister ups and downs, TOM...

How To Film A Phantom

He shot 2002's Phone Booth in a mere 12 days. But Joel Schumacher knows that some dreams take longer than others. Back in 1988, after St. Elmo's Fire and The...

In The Name Of The Fathers

The balcony of Buckingham Palace is normally reserved for photo ops of Queen Elizabeth and the royal family. But last week, it was a man dressed in a Batman suit...

Space: Here Comes the Sun

America's space program owes an unexpected debt to Batman--as well as to Seabiscuit, the Hulk and dozens of other movie projects. Or at least it will, come early...

Me-Ouch!

When is a cat a dog? When it’s “Catwoman.” Some movies are dead on arrival, and by opening day last weekend it was official: the latest incarnation of Bob...

Comics: Comics: The Problem with Superman

In the boardroom at DC Comics, a life-size statue of Clark Kent sits in a chair reading the Daily Planet. Lately the talk is probably making him a little...

Look, Up in the Sky!

If Wolverine the X-Man and Yugi of Yu-Gi-Oh! got into a fight, who would win? The conundrum isn't as tricky as the Superman-vs.-Batman debate that has divided...

Blockbuster Summer: Holy Multi-Media!

BATMAN THE BATMAN FIRST APPEARS AS A NIGHTTIME VIGILANTE IN 1939's "DETECTIVE COMICS" No.27 MOVIE SERIALS FEATURES THE CAPED CRUSADER DURING THE 1940s POW! ADAM...

TELEVISION: BIRDS OF PREY

The WB continues to mine two inexhaustible resources: the DC Comics library and the young male appetite for hot superheroines. The Huntress (Batman and...

Spidey Swings

Hollywood loves comic books, from the Blondie and Dick Tracy B movies of the '30s and '40s to the more recent big-budget franchises of Superman and Batman. There...

Movies: Spidey Swings

Hollywood loves comic books, from the Blondie and Dick Tracy B movies of the '30s and '40s to the more recent big-budget franchises of Superman and Batman. There...

Hero Worship

There's a new axis of evil threatening the world's security — Dr. Octopus, Magneto, the Kingpin of Crime, and the Green Goblin (among others). Fortunately, the...

Beyond Hollywood's Reach

Want to watch the recent Sandra Bullock comedy Miss Congeniality online? All it costs is $1. Just visit Movie88.com, pony up your Visa or MasterCard, and the...

Movies Online: Beyond Hollywood's Reach

Want to watch the recent Sandra Bullock comedy Miss Congeniality online? All it costs is $1. Just visit Movie88.com pony up your Visa or MasterCard, and the...